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he could do it all day. milo's kitchen. made in the usa with chicken or beef as the number one ingredient. the best treats come from the kitchen. ransom and a failed rescue attempt. we're learning chilling new details about what happened behind the scenes before this american journalist was executed by islamist extremist. peaceful protests in the
streets of ferguson, missouri. a welcomed change for a broken community struggling to move on. we'll speak with the state's governor about race relations and what needs to be done. plus, emotional hugs for an ebola survivor while many in west africa continue to fight for their lives with every breath. welcome back to all of you watching here in the u.s. and around the world. i'm errol barnett. >> i'm natalie allen. we begin this hour with the american journalist executed by isis militants. >> apparently james foley's captors had set a huge ransom. $132 million for his release. that's according to "globalpost," the news outlet foley was working for. >> "globalpost" ceo says in the course of six e-mails the captors never really negotiated their demand. >> and u.s. officials say the
failed attempt to rescue foley and other americans held by isis inside syria happened just last month. >> top u.s. defense officials now say isis cannot be defeated in iraq without doing something about its presence in syria. >> that's right. american air strikes targeted the islamic militants at mosul dam on thursday, once again. and chuck hagel said the u.s. is looking at all options in its battle against isis. >> when we look at what they did to mr. foley, what they threatened to do to all americans and europeans, what they are doing now, i don't know any other way to describe it other than barbaric. they have no standard of decency, of responsible human behavior. and i think the records are pretty clear on that.
yes, they are a threat to every interest we have, whether it's in iraq or anywhere else. >> global post says isis warned foley's family he would be executed direct result of, quote, american's transgressions towards us. "globalpost" says isis issued the last warning in e-mail to foley's relatives, sent one week before they released the gruesome video of beheading. the e-mail ends with these words directed to the u.s. today our swardz with unsheathed toward you. we will not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood. you do not spare our weak, elderly women or children so we will not spare yours. you and your citizens will pay the price of your bombings. >> foley's horrific death is raising new questions about ransom demands. the u.s. says it doesn't negotiate with terrorists and
won't pay a ransom but "globalpost" ceo philip balboni says he understands that but he worries about other journalists held hostage by the islamic state. he spoke with our erin burnett. >> over the last 48 hours i've come to feel that we should take another look at it. i don't know if it's going to make a difference now for the other three. i think when the bombing began in iraq, it changed all the ground rules and i think the islamic state is expecting other things to be done. in reading the e-mail they sent us last wednesday night, that was filled with rage and anger at the american government for the bombing, tended with the statement they were going to execute jim.
even though we did not give up hope at that moment, we knew that it was going to be far more difficult than any other time in the two years we've been searching for jim. >> my goodness. well, let's turn now to iraq and the air strikes and the massive u.n. effort -- aid effort for the hundreds of thousands of iraqis displaced by the militants. we're joined live now from baghdad with more about the operation. >> reporter: well, natalie, the u.s. central command announcing six new air strikes on thursday. that brings the total of air strikes around that mosul dam area to 57. that's more than half of the air strikes since the start of the u.s. military operationses here on august 8th. that's been a game-changer. as we saw over the past week, it enabled iraqi commandos and
kurdish peshmerga forces to take control of that key mosul dam and halt that advance by isis militants on the kurdish city of erbil. at the same time, natalie, the isis still maintains control of big parts of this country, like iraq's biggest city, mosul, other key cities like falluja, cities of ramadi and other places. as we have heard from u.s. officials, u.s. defense officials, what we're seeing may be stopping their advances because they did seem like the group was on a roll over the past couple of months, unstoppable, really, as it looked like, but to really weaken isis, to go after this group and a number of other things must happen. one here in iraq, things need to happen, changes in the political process, bringing on board the sunnis, sunni arab community
that in the past was key in fighting extremist groups like al qaeda in iraq and these in syria because the borders are nonexistent for isis. the group is able to move back into syria, regroup and still carry out attacks here. >> as we heard chuck hagel say, syria has got to be in the equation for fighting the terrorists. that's hard -- they're trying to figure out what to do, the u.s. is trying to figure out what to do there. even though the air strikes and peshmerga troops were able to take back that dam, as you've reported, isis isn't weakened. they're not defeated. you talk about the formation of this new government in iraq. how is that going and how far away is this new leader of iraq from, you know, making statements and making actual moves to unite these factions?
>> reporter: well, iraqi government formation is a lengthy process that usually takes place between the various blocs, sunni, kurdish and shia, behind closed doors. last time iraq tried to form a government it took more than nine months for it to do so. iraq's new prime minister, prime minister designate haider al abadi saying the negotiations are going well and he will meet that constitutional deadline to form an inclusive government, which is in about 2 1/2 weeks or so from now. but he has a very tough task, natalie. he has to try and undo what prime minister nuri al maliki has done over the past few years. his policy seen as sectarian, making iraq's sunni minority feel marginalized, feel persecuted by shia-dominated government in baghdad. that has helped drive them to
the hands of isis in many cases. some sunni communities supporting the isis, seeing it as the lesser of two evils compared to the iraqi security forces and in some case these policies have also allowed them to have that fertile ground here to recruit more sunnis into the ranks of isis. so, this government is really key here in baghdad. the impact on the security situation and isis advances may be a big one, too. >> absolutely. thank you, jomana. moving our focus back to the united states now, where for the second night in a row the streets of ferguson, missouri, have remained largely calm. >> mike brown! >> you hear protesters were
still out, still vocal and much smaller numbers than we've seen before. only seven arrests reported tonight. >> the improving conditions prompted missouri's governor to order the national guard to begin leaving. last hour missouri highway patrolman ron johnson gave his nightly media briefing. he talked about ferguson schools, which have yet to open for the school year. >> those children need to be in school. that can only happen when we are sure this community is safe. this is an area we all agree. we all want our children to be safe and get a good education. let's do what it takes to get the schools open in this community. >> a memorial for michael brown marks the spot where the african-american teen was killed by a white police officer and those flowers go down florissant
avenue. the funeral will be public and it is to be helped monday. >> cnn's anderson cooper sat down with michael brown's parents. he asked them about their meeting with u.s. attorney general eric holder and the status of multiple investigations into their son's killing. >> do you have confidence in the investigations? there's the state investigation, the county, the federal investigation. do you have confidence that -- >> up until yesterday, i didn't. >> you didn't? >> but just hearing the words come directly from his mouth, face to face, he made me feel like one day i will. and i'm not saying today or yesterday, but one day they will regain my trust. at first i have to get to where i'm wanting to get to. and we haven't even begun. >> michael brown's mother. missouri's governor is also
talking with cnn. we'll hear jay nixon's interview with don lemon later in our newscast. here's a portion where nixon defends his decision to impose a curfew in ferguson. >> as you look at this, when we're done we'll hot wash it and look at what could be done differently or better. i think that -- i think some folks have misinterpreted the curfew. and i think that drew a response -- what we were trying to do and i think successfully did, was define the folks that were out there for protest purposes and agitators coming in, literally the criminals coming in, so we have a dividing line. so, you know, and then whether or not -- so, you know, you certainly -- nobody's perfect. >> governor nixon also talks about efforts to bridge the racial divide in ferguson and the st. louis area. we will have that interview for
you in about 30 minutes. well, if you talk to people in ferguson, they'll tell you the problems they faced before michael brown's death are even worse now. cnn's george howell visited a community center to see just how bad it is. >> it's not just because of the protests we were already suffering before that happened. but it's gotten so much worse because even -- like the public transportation, it's hard to get on the bus to get to work, things like that, for some people. >> reporter: at night? >> yeah. even in the daytime, because sometimes the in the daytime buses don't want to go up and down the street. my brother was on the west florissant bus and it got shot at. i don't know who done it but it's dangerous. the buses don't want to go through the area. >> reporter: you're here. kids aren't loving this. it's hot out here. you hope you can get some help.
>> thank you. >> reporter: thank you for taking some time here. what you see here, you see all around. we're at a center that's been set up to help people request food needs, with utilities, people who have rent needs because a lot of people just can't get to work or work has been looted so work doesn't exist anymore. and you go through here. it's a lot of people in this community right now waiting in line for any help they can get. >> it all started at 5:00 this morning. by 8:00 we already had 200 people that were here seeking services. we have tons of counselors. that's a major critical need people need right now so several of our agency partners, better family life, boys & girls club to be here to provide counseling services for adults and children. we're finding the children are needing a great deal of counseling, too. >> what's it been like for her? >> for her, she's been a little clingy.
she's kiventd nd of on edge. >> i hope it gets better. we can't afford tore another night to get worse. if it gets any worse, we'll have to relocate up out of here. we want justice. don't get us wrong. get the agitators out of here. we want it in a peaceful way. we want to respect the family of michael brown. they're going through enough the way it is. >> george howell reporting there. give the sentiment of locals, they hope for something better, they hope all the anger has calmed down, the violence has abated, now progress and these families will have a safer place. >> hopefully there are big issues there. >> yes, indeed. we'll track that and other stories for you here on cnn. ramping up measures to stop the spread of ebola. >> senegal is the latest country to take action on who comes in. we'll tell you more about it next. hello! three grams daily of beta-glucan... a soluable fiber from whole grain oat foods
senegal is the latest country to fortify its defenses against ebola. >> that's right. it just closed often its border with guinea in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus. senegali state media says they are closing air zone to guinea and sierra leone. >> in atlanta, two positive stories. two americans receiving treatment for ebola have recovered. chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta have their story. >> reporter: it was a some day some might thought would never come. a day full of lots of smiles and gratitude.
>> today is a miraculous day. >> reporter: dr. kent brantley, the first time we're seeing him look like this, vibrant, healthy. a far cry from the hooded figure who staggered into the hospital a little over three weeks ago. >> this is standard for -- >> this will be standard for our unit, yes. >> reporter: just one day before that arrival, this doctor showed me he and the protective suit would have to wear every time they saw brantley. today, a completely different picture. in fact, it wasn't so much what we heard, as what we saw. brantley, who was in isolate just a day ago, now holding hands with his wife amber. and hugging every one of the 26-member team he credits with saving his life. brantley moved to africa last fall with his family for a two-year medical mission. it had nothing to do with ebola. but that all changed in the spring. we were in west africa as the outbreak began to heat up. brantley made the decision to fly his family home to the
united states on july 20th. and then, just three days later -- >> i woke up feeling under the weather. and then my life took an unexpected turn as i was diagnosed with ebola virus disease. >> reporter: there's no reason of why he's done so well. a lot was due to a story we first reported, about an experimental drug zmapp he received. the first of three doses given to brantley as he near lay death in liberia. never before had it been given to a human being. what happened next was described to us as miraculous. within an hour, brantley's doctors said he made a dramatic turn-around. by the next morning he was able to stand up on his own and take a shower. coincidence or not? doctors are still being cautious. >> and, frankly, we do not know whether it helped them. >> reporter: brantley's colleague, nancy writebol, also received zmap.
at one point, according to the missionary group they worked for, friends and family expected to plan a funeral. when she arrived at emory she was still unable to walk. today we learn nancy is also ebola-free and she left the hospital two days ago. >> dear friend nancy writebol, upon her release from the hospital, wanted me to share her gratitude for all the prayers on her behalf. as she walked out of her isolation room, all she could say was, to god be the glory. >> just an incredible story. natalie and i were speaking during that and she said, if this is working for him, we have to keep this going. in fact, that is what officials are doing. three medical workers in liberia have also been taking this experimental ebola drug, zmap it's not definitely the cure but it's promising. however liberia information ministry says they cannot focus on that at this point and more
on prevention. we'll show you the big picture. world health organization shows the outbreak has claimed 1350 confirmed or suspected deaths in total. >> our special coverage continues in a moment. malaysia recognizing a national day of mourning as the remains of victims of flight mh17 are brought home.
these images are from earlier friday in malaysia as the remains of 20 victims of the downed airline of flight 17 returned to kuala lumpur. malaysia observing a national day of mourning friday. forensic experts in amsterdam identified these 20 victims over the past few weeks. their remains arrived in kuala lumpur, arriving from amsterdam. it was a very solemn ceremony attended by the royal family and other dignitaries as they all greeted respectfully the coffins. >> 43 of the 289 people on board flight 17 were from malaysia.
ukraine and many western countries say a russian-flied missile shot down that plane over eastern ukraine july 17th. we keep our focus on that side of the planet as japan continues to recover from massive and deadly landslides. and i guess more heavy rain now coming in. meteorologist ivan cabrera joins us from the cnn weather center with details on this. >> and those pictures of this mudslide are really devastating to see. >> no question about it. and they're mourning their own in the western japan as a result of this. we've lost dozens of people and dozens remain unaccounted for here. this is exactly what happens when you get landslides here. so much trouble, so much to get through. then you have a situation where the weather is now cooperating. the weather has not moved through. we still get these bouts of rain that continue moving in. so, that just makes things even worse. it's already been terrible enough. i'll leave you with some pictures here. we'll set the stage here for you
and show you what's happening. sometimes you don't get clear images but you can see what happened here in western japan. it was just set up. you cannot get two meters of rainfall with the slopes the way they're set up and the homes just nestle add long the foot hills there. this is what happens. it just unfortunately happened so quickly, we didn't have a chance to get people out of the way. you see cars involved here. this looks tsunami-like here for these folks. again, it's going to take time to recover. a tragic event in western japan. here it is, just more rainfall. the heaviest of which the good thing is that it's moving a little further to the east. nevertheless, you can see the entire japanese archipelago continues to get hit by rain and rain is needed for a dry spell in a time and it's not coming any time soon. as far as the other area we're monitoring for potential
landslides, across the noern part as well as nepalese area continues to see heavy rainfall. latest tallies, 40 to 65 millilitmil millimeters. we'll take you into the tropics when i see you in the next half hour. finally, something may be brewing out in the at lanetlant >> a couple of storms brewing there. with have much more ahead on cnn's special coverage. we'll look at fears that foreign recruits to the isis terror group could return to their home countries and carry out attacks there. plus, the grand jury in the shooting death of michael brown must decide whether to file charges. find out the key piece of evidence that could influence that decision. and missouri's governor talks with cnn about the racial divide in ferguson and st. louis and what he thinks can help.
u.s. air strikes continue to hammer isis targets around iraq's mosul dam, despite the militants' threat to execute a second u.s. journalist if military action doesn't end. top u.s. defense officials now say isis cannot be defeated in iraq without addressing its presence in syria. another largely calm night in ferguson, missouri. people are still walking the streets to protest the deadly shooting of african-american teenager michael brown by a white police officer, but there have been no angry confrontations with police and only seven arrests. two american patients receiving treatment for ebola in the u.s. have now recovered. you're seeing dr. kent brantly announced he and nancy writebol were free of the disease on thursday. senegal is closing its border with guchlt inea to stop the spread of the virus and south african government's is
implementing travel restricti s restrictions. james foley's boss says isis made an outrageous ransom demand. >> wanting $230 million for his release. the "globalpost" ceo says in six e-mails they never attempted to negotiate the ransom. >> over these past couple of months, the world has become much more familiar with the brutality of the isis terror group. there are widespread fears isis fighters in iraq and syria will return to their home countries and stage attacks there. we'll discuss this larger issue with international security director for the london based group asia-pacific foundation, joining us now from london. thanks for your time today. >> good to be with you. first, there's this effort to figure out who the man with this
british accent is in the isis video who beheads the american journalist. how -- i mean, isis trying to portray this image that it has recruited westerners. how does it recruit westerners? i should say, how do those westerners become indoctrinated into their philosophy? >> for many of them, in britain and elsewhere in europe, they've bought into the ideological narrative of isis. that this is a war against people who are non-islamic, against the west, that they're trying to create an islamic state, recruit the ideological narrative that people like osama bin laden had preached for a long period of time. and many of them volunteered their services for isis. it's not so much that isis goes around to recruit them. they actually go to isis. they are now being recruited through the different forms of
social media. isis are very active with their followers on twitter, on youtube, on facebook. this has become a sort of social media type of recruitment. something we've not seen before. but where it's instantaneous and very appealing. >> but it's not as simple as people are being recruited because they see a tweet or a facebook post, right? what is -- what is the underlying philosophy or mindset of, let's say, someone in london or new york or a major international city who's seeing the isis propaganda and then considers that this is a possibility for them? >> well, isis has successfully been able to thread two separate issues and amalgamate them. on the one hand you had the problems in syria where there was a battle against assad regime, and secular, they had to
take it out of iraq. the other problem was the premiership of nuri al maliki where he was disenfranchising sunni arabs from playing any role in iraq's political future. those two separate issues resulted in the growth of islamist insurgency issues, the rise of extremism and because of new media, a lot of european muslims, young impressionable ones, became attracted to fight what they saw. that's something that's grown. >> so, then how do you -- how does iraq, how does syria, the international community, start to roll that support back? i mean, they're taking advantage of states essentially at war with itself, civil wars in syria and you could argue iraq, and moderate sunnis are the major support base for isis, but these moderate sunnis, they're not necessarily recruits but people forced to support the isis
ideology or be subject to their brutal tactics. how do you roll back the massive support isis enjoys in syria and iraq now? one of the important things is far too often there is this perception it's isis versus the west. as you mentioned, it's isis against other muslims, too. the terrible grisly video of mr. james foley being brutally murdered is just an example of what isis has been doing over the last few months. they have been doing very similar types of executions against iraqis, against muslims, who have been trying to protect the minorities in iraq, who are secular, who are not necessarily buying into that ideological brand. and if more european muslims saw the videos that were actually showing muslims being killed by isis, they would be far more appalled than what is necessarily being portrayed. because the isis narrative is also somewhat questionable.
as you mentioned earlier, that they had actually wanted money in order to release james foley. if this is a group preaching religious credentials, it's deeply questionable they are more motivated by financial reward. it's believed they released a french journalist because they had been given money. now, this again is an illustration that with isis, there are a lot of challenges to the narrative, but they need to be exposed and identified. only then can it actually stop the recruitment of young impressionable people who think they're fighting in a noble cause. >> it's a very good point there. we discussed air strikes and the major things that can be done and that's an important thing to note that you can reverse the narrative, point holds in it, so it doesn't have as much momentum as they continue to spread it on social media. the international security director for the asia-pacific foundation, thanks for your time. >> pleasure.
we turn back now to ferguson, missouri, and the shooting death of michael brown. there are various eyewitness accounts and autopsy of his body. >> david mattingly shows us how this could impact the grand jury on the possible charges in the case. >> reporter: with a grand jury now trying to sort out the deadly encounter between the unarmed 18-year-old michael brown and the ferguson police officer darren wilson, a single bullet could be a tipping point from an indictment. his parents call it the kill shop, the fatal bullet that hit a very tall young man, in the very top of his head. >> why would he be shot in the very top of his head? 6'4" man. makes no sense. >> reporter: the family's independent autopsy findings suggest brown was leaning forward, his head down, maybe wounded and falling when the fatal bullet entered his brain. that could be the start for a
grand jury looking for evidence that a crime had been committed. >> so, it's not what we see on television about proof beyond a reasonable doubt. it's not even measuring the evidence, like a preponderance of the evidence. >> reporter: law professor peter joy explains the grand jury could be flooded with evidence. but it doesn't have to decide if anyone is guilty or innocent. it can sort through eyewitness testimony. >> he turned around, faced the cop, hands in the air sdmree had his arms under his stomach, he was halfway down, like he was going down. >> reporter: it will be necessary when trying to figure out if brown was charging and the officer feared for his life or if brown was surrendering. the clinical evaluation of the fatal shot, its location and direction could be key. >> could that give this jury probable cause? >> it could, but only if you look at it in light of where the officer was to mr. brown. and what mr. brown was down. >> reporter: the st. louis grand jury has already started its
secret examination of the brown evidence. the beginning of what promises to be a long process. david mattingly, cnn, ferguson, missouri. >> and missouri governor jay nixon has faced scrutiny over his decision in the wake of michael brown's death and he's also facing the larger issue of the racial divide in and around ferguson. he talked about it in a one-on-one interview with cnn's don lemon. >> i used to live in st. louis and experienced and witnessed racial divide but that was years ago. people say there is a racial divide among black and white in st. louis. how do you -- what needs to change in st. louis and in ferguson to amend that, to fix that? >> like i say -- >> reporter: first of all, do you agree with that? >> you clearly feel, and communities across america, issues of race continue to -- we're making progress in the march towards equality and a march towards trust, but we're certainly not there yet.
>> reporter: you have two sons, right? >> i do. >> reporter: do you talk to them about how to interact with police? >> i listen to them. >> reporter: you listen to them? >> sure, sure. you want them to respect police. >> reporter: but do you know the conversation most african-american parents have, especially with their sons and how to interact with police? >> i know that it is -- first of all, i don't want to say that i know exactly what every parent tells folks other than to say that what i learned when i was -- like i said, relatively young attorney general doing a few of the racial profiling reports we d you know, we had statisticians in, looking at numbers. sometimes looking at the page it was numbers, but to all of us working on it, it became very real. and we recognized very clearly not just from those numbers but from the stories around them that there are communities in which there's not the same level of trust for law enforcement as
there is in other communities. that's got to be -- those were issues we need to address. >> but do you understand that conversation? my parents had it with me. my sisters have it with my nieces and nephews and on and on. that conversation probably should not have to happen, but unfortunately it does. >> i do think it may be different in some communities than others, but i do think folks should listen to their parents and try to listen to law enforcement officers in that sense. i know it's a difficult conversation, but in order for us to move forward then we're going to have to build some trust. and i understand and appreciate how those conversations are important. quite frankly, essentially. but we need to use those not just as a checklist to watch out, but as an opportunity to start listening as we move
forward to we can get some change. >> you know, this story in st. louis just indicative of so many of the same issues in america and communities. >> yeah. >> it was forced to the forefront. this is an opportunity to heal and not divide. the onus is on the folks there and all of us to try to make that happen. >> that's right. the governor wanting to move forward. the family wanting to move forward. for our international viewers that's why this has resonated in the u.s. it's representative of what people all oefrt world feel when it comes to police treatment and the rights citizens have. we'll continue to follow developments on this story, of course. palestinians in gaza are mourning three senior hamas members. >> they were killed in an israeli air strike and israel says their deaths will send a clear message. details on this coming up.
welcome back. western diplomats have launched a new effort at u.n. to end the six-week-old middle eastern conflict. >> after an israeli air strike killed three-ray ranking hamas commanders in gaza. the militants vow revenge but as we report, israel says it will continue to target top members of hamas. >> reporter: israelis are hailing this as a major victory for intelligence services and certainly the video we got from israeli defense services shows they used massive ordinances to take out the houses the three hamas leaders were apparently in. it shows several bombs were dropped on that site. apparently the crater this left behind was the size of an entire residential block. we know at least eight other
houses were either damaged or destroyed in that air strike. over a dozen people were killed in total, including these three operatives for the qassam brigades. the information we're getting from hamas is these three were the leaders of qassam brigade for south of gaza, including rafa. they were in the top of echelon of the organization. the information we're getting from the israelis is that at least one of these three was responsible at least in part for the kid lapping of waleed bin tal talal. so this is something israelis say was a big coup for their intelligence community. hamas for its part is vowing revenge. there was a huge funeral in rafa for these three men, thousands showed up. a lot of them were very angry and vowed revenge as well. that's certainly what we've been seeing throughout the better part the day. there were a lot of rockets
launched toward israeli territory, a lot of air strikes israelis conducted for their part. one of the big targets the kassam brigade called out is they want to disrupt the service at bengorian airport. so far they say they targeted the airport with m-75 rockets israelis say they have no indication of that. they don't believe that's true. they say any sort of rockets in that area were either intercepted by iron dome missile defense system or landed in open fields. israelis say they stepped up their aerial campaign, have stain out a lot of targets here in gaza. the hamas officials are saying that most of those who were killed were civilians. they speak of more than 30 people who were killed today alone. fred pliken, cnn. we move to muse sdonetsk, a
museum is in a pile of rubble. eight shells hit the building that was planning to celebrate its 90th birthday this year. >> ukrainian border guards are inspecting humanitarian cargo on russian trucks trying to get into the country. they will take that to some of the hardest hit cities and ukrainian's president is planning to meet vladimir putin in belarus tuesday n an effort to try to find a diplomatic end to the crisis. you know, despite all the upheaval in ukraine, somehow, some way, there's one business that's flourishing. will ripley shows us the booming business of love and marriage. >> reporter: the wedding room in this kiev registration office isn't quite as busy as vegas. >> never married. >> reporter: lately, it's close. couples are coming here to make it official before walking down the aisle. >> as if we're really enjoying
it. >> we are. >> reporter: john and daria's love story didn't begin in a bar, coffee shop or restaurant. one of thousands ukrainian marriage agency websites full of single women in their 20s to their 50s, run by professional matchmakers like nat la. >> women want stability. >> reporter: stability is in short supply with the ongoing crisis in ukraine. >> economy is very unstable. >> reporter: there's also a husband shortage. you kran yan government estimates 20% more women than men. >> more percentage of women open to leaving the country. >> reporter: and plenty of men from other countries willing to pay $20,000 to $50,000 to find a ukrainian wife. it's not a marriage for sale, is what you're saying? >> no. >> reporter: photos of the couples she brought together line her office walls. most of the clients are from america or like gotti, from europe.
getting her home to england is complicated by the fact that russia annexed her home. >> we were lucky in crimea we didn't have a real war. >> reporter: piles of extra paperwork are required to get her out of a country ravrag ara violence. when you're watching all this, were you worried? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: their year-long courtship endured. >> he proposed in europe. >> reporter: they plan to live in the uk. >> we want to live in a more secure world but i understand part of me still stays over here with people i love. >> reporter: she rejects the notion of a mail order bride, saying the love they found is real, even if they found it through the booming marriage business of a country in crisis. will ripley, cnn, kiev, ukraine. >> interesting story of how some people find love, no matter the cost or the miles in between. >> absolutely. they just want a partner. >> more power to them. well, still to come, coffee lovers show they care in the u.s. state of florida. >> we're about to tell you about
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that's right for you. well, here's one. a spontaneous pay it forward campaign recently swept through a starbucks in st. letpeets bur florida. >> a 60-year-old woman reportedly began this chain of kindness by offering to pay the person's order behind her at the drive-through. this started wednesday. a starbucks spokesperson says
more than 750 people then paid it forward. or backwards, in this case. >> that's amazing. >> a blogger claimed responsibility for ending the chain but said he did tip the barista 100 bucks. >> so, we make that st. petersburg starbucks the starbucks of the day. >> yes, indeed. natalie allen. >> ivan cabrera, a huge starbucks fan himself. >> i haven't gone in a while, actually, because i have the thing at home. >> well, when you go, you need to pay it forward. >> i know, pay it forward, or backwards. >> i usually borrow starbucks from you in the middle of the night. thank you. >> you're welcome. always here to save you. let's check in quickly. we have very limited time for this weathercast and i want to get this in. this high area of disturbed weather potentially ruining vacations. that's about all it will do here. we'll watch it for development over the next several days across the caribbean. whatever happens, you see the storms coming in from the north. that will begin to scoop it up and take it up towards the
central atlantic. good news for the united states. not so much for the islands here that will get some pretty good rainfall, although some of those areas will be needing it over the next few days. checking in on europe, the story here has been cool weather but it's been hot in germany, which is where i'm going to leave you with this. some pleasant pictures. how about all the calamity we cover, my goodness, i believe that's a pug jumping up there or some kind of one of those little dogs. i like the big dogs. so, i will leave you with moving pictures of the best pool party of the summer. there it is. >> who let the dogs in? >> who let them in. can you imagine? >> sometimes when pools close they have little dog swims. how cool is that? >> blastoff with the dogs. >> labs. >> would biscuit get in there, natalie? >> biscuit would hat it. >> mine, too. >> it's a lab's world. >> definitely a lab's world. >> thank you, ivan.
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